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Jesus said, “All who want to come after me must . . . take up their cross, and follow me.” - Matthew 16:24 (CEB)

Jesus invites us to follow him. But I would much rather believe than follow; it’s easier. I can sit in the comfort of my study and believe all sorts of things: the Virgin Birth, walking on water, feeding the 5,000, the Crucifixion and Resurrection. No problem! I have no trouble...

Today's Prayer
Dear Jesus, give us strength and courage to follow 
you — wherever you lead us. Amen.

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Today's Reading
John 1:35-42

Thought for the Day

How do my actions show others that I am following Christ?

Prayer Focus

for courage to follow 
Jesus into the world


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